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Mono Chloro Acetic Acid

Description :

A high grade of Monochloro acetic acid is manufactured by Shiv Chem Industries at Naroda Gidc since 1987. We are leading manufacture and Exporter of Monochloro acetic acid.It is manufactured by using Acetic acid,Acetic anhydride and Liquid chlorine.It is a white color crystalline solid with pungent odor.MCA is highly soluble in water as well as mostoof the organics solvents .Monochloro acetic acid is hazardous and toxic substance.

Special Note on Applications

The major industrial use of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is in the manufacture of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). CMC is used in a broad range of applications, including detergents, food, textiles, coatings, drilling muds, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.However MCA is used in the manufacture of a wide variety of other useful chemical compounds. Monochloroacetic acid is used in the production of ibuprofen/brufen, dichlophenac sodium, caffeine, vitamins (e.g witamin B), glycine, N-(P-hydroxyphenyl)-glycine (METOL), maleanates.Chloroacetic acid is converted to chloroacetyl chloride, a precursor to adrenaline (epinephrine). It is an intermediate for the production of pesticides like 2,4-D acids (2,4-dichlorophenoxyaceticacid), Dimethoate,CAC (Chloroacetyl chloride), TCAC (Trichloroacetyl chloride), 2,4,5-T acid (2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), MCPA (2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid), glyphosate (N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine).Monochloroacetic acid is widely used in chemical industry as intermediates in the synthesis of indigo dyes.MCA is used to make surfactants, particularly mild betaine amphoteric surfactants.Heating MCA with sodium or potassium hydrogen sulphide gives thioglycolic acid. Thioglycolic acid and its derivatives are used in the production of hair cosmetics.There is the use of MCA in tin stabilizers for processing PVC resins. manufacture of glycolic acid, substituted guar gums, coumarin, barbituric acid, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), malonic acid, malononitrile, mercaptoacetic acid, aminoacetic acid, drilling fluids, cyanoacetic acid, phenoxyacetic acid, chloroacetic acid esters, chloroacetamides, carcosines.research and development laboratories,fabric mills, communication equipment (television, radio, telegraph), automotive stamping.


MCA should be stored in a cool dry place.Stored in container made of , or lined with polyethylene,polypropylene.


MCA and its strong solution causes serious irritant to eyes and skin. While handling this product, please wear goggles, gloves, rubber boots .In case of large spillage first spread soda ash and wash it with plenty of water .In case of injury to skin, wash it water and then wash thoroughly with soap and water. However looking to the seriousness of each case, medical attention must be obtained.


MCA is packed in 50 kgs laminated HDPE bags with one polyethylene liner or as per customers requirement

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General Specifications

Chemical Formula CICH2COOH
CAS # 79 – 11 – 8
Molecular Weight 94.50
Monochloro Acetic Acid 99% Min
Other Acids 0.5% Max
Specific Gravity 1.37
Boiling Point 189 C
Setting Point MIN. 62 C

Applications :

  • Herbicides e.g. 2-4-D, 2-4-5trichlorophenoxy acetic acid
  • Sequestering agent  e.g. EDTA and NTA
  • Indigo dyes
  • Glycolic acid and Trioglycolic acid
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Sodium carboxy methyl cellulose
  • Carboxy methyl starch
  • Cyanoacetic acid and its esters
  • Substitude guar gums
  • Glycine ( amino acetic acid)
  • Sarcocine (used in toothpaste)
  • Synthetic fibers
  • Insecticides and Pesticieds etc.
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